Motorola DROID 4 now at the low, low price of Zero at Verizon

Motorola DROID 4 now at the low, low price of Zero at Verizon
Looking for an Android phone with a sweet slideout QWERTY and a tank-like build quality, that is priced at the low, low price of free? Then you must be looking for the Motorola DROID 4 which is now offered for free at Verizon with a signed two-year pact. While the device did launch with Android 2.3 on board, it is presently running Android 4.1.2. That means it includes the smooth scrolling of Project Butter, the information you need when you need it from Google Now, and the time saving actionable notifications.
 
The Motorola DROID 4 sports a fabulous backlit QWERTY keyboard and is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor. 1GB of RAM and 8GB of native storage are on board. The 4 inch screen comes with resolution of 540 x 960 which is qHD. Pixel density is 275ppi. But the best part is that with a signed two-year contract, the phone is free. With Verizon Edge, the DROID 4 requires no down payment and $18.97 a month for 24 months.

The Motorola DROID 4 is free with a signed pact

The Motorola DROID 4 is free with a signed pact


source: Verizon

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DROID 4
  • Display 4.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1785 mAh

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28 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i hope this means the Droid 5 is incoming. o:

13. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

It should.

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I doubt it. And if it is, I'm not expecting Moto X specs. There simply aren't enough people clamoring for a qwerty for Moto to offer us a top-notch Droid slider.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think the cost outweigh the benefits. It's pretty outdated and support for will probably fizzle out soon if it already hasn't.

10. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

What costs? It's free on contract? It would be a good phone for someone just now upgrading to a smartphone. Other than the battery life. If it weren't so wide for such a crappy screen and not so hot battery life, I probably would have bought it. I know you are just trolling, but can you not just stay out of one android article.

21. stealthd unregistered

Free on contract does not mean free. You pay more per month to cover the cost of that "free" phone. So sure, it might be okay for someone who doesn't really care, but an informed smartphone buyer wouldn't find it to be that great of a value in the long run.

26. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

That depends. If you're on any carrier but T-Mobile, no matter what you do you're paying the cost of a subsidized phone every month. Once you're out of contract your monthly bill doesn't go down. As far as I know, only T-Mobile lowers your bill when you're not on contract.

27. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The Droid 4 and Stratosphere 2 are the only android phones with slide out physical qwerty keyboards still around. Both are at least a year old, and so far there hasn't been any info on sequels to them, so that if that's something you need, those are your options on Verizon.

3. errodd

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Why bother, you can buy one used for about $65 and not lock yourself in a two year contract.

25. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

They're not that cheap, Droid 4 is costing from 100 to 120 bucks, RAZR and Atrix HD are on similar price points too.

4. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Been at $0 for sometime now. Oh, and Cyangenomod dropped support for all OMAP devices, which like, includes this one.

9. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Galaxy Nexus is still supported by Cynogenmod. It's based on OMAP.

11. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Sorry, all Motorola OMAP devices.

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

16. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

https://plus.google.com/117962666888533781522/posts/iizr3jaGGEp Official CM post. After 10.2 no more updates.

22. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yet the nightlies are clearly still coming.

28. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Re read my post - all Motorola OMAP devices will NOT get 4.4 or CM 10.3 or whatever they will call it. OF course the Galaxy Nexus won't be dropped. Uh, cause Google will keep supporting it until whenever. They have a lot more support than Motorola every gave their OMAP devices. What part of that can't you understand? From the actual CM post of the person who is responsible for Moto OMAP devices: "When I say “ending my custom ROM support”, I mean no more device updates, bugfixes, etc. This mainly has to do with custom ROMs like CM or others. The ROMs that are out there aren’t going to magically disappear, and devs may or may not stop supporting those custom ROMs for the Moto OMAP devices."

5. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Phone stopped at 4.0 and hardware is outdated. Wouldn't do it

6. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

No, it's on 4.1.2. My fiancee has one. It's a decent phone other than the locked bootloader that moto loves. I doubt it will see anything after 4.1.2 though, because it is a fairly old device and I think the D5 will be probably out soon.

7. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

8. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

stock clearing

12. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

They couldn't pay me to take this with free service.

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

really? getting paid with free service? i'd take it and take the money i'm gaining/saving and buy something else full retail.

17. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Exactly.

20. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

You know what I mean....

18. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

This device was such a disappointment to me, spec-wise. Same 4" PenTile LCD as the Droid 3, which I found hard on the eyes. The other hardware is late 2011 standard. The keyboard may be stellar, but I would not waste a 2 year contract on this device.

23. Droidude

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 04, 2010

I'm using a Droid 4 currently. With Jellybean the phone performs well. I don't see this phone getting 4.2 either. Sprint just announced a new Photon Q with a hardware keyboard, so there will probably be a Droid 5.

24. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Zero plus a $30 upgrade fee. ;-)

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